Research Outcomes

In order for therapists to provide clients with the most effective services possible, they must thoroughly understand the systematic research that contributes to successful therapy. Outcomes research seeks to answer the following questions: Which interventions work best for which types of clients, and under what circumstances? The results of outcomes research are used to inform […]

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Finding the Right Treatment Program

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Bringing your child to a residential treatment center (RTC) is initially a heart-wrenching and painful experience.  For me, it was easily the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life.  We pulled out of the driveway and I put my head on the steering wheel and cried.  You are deeply engaged at that point […]

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Why Do We Do Experiential Therapy?

Why Do We Do Experiential Therapy? Experience is one of the greatest ways to facilitate therapeutic change. Experiential therapy revolves around the client being an active participant in the therapeutic process. Rather than the traditional “talk therapy,” the client is involved in actions, movements, and activities. These activities can include things such as equine therapy, […]

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Equine Therapy: Soccer with Horses?

Equine assisted therapy is a unique method used to help people better understand themselves and the world in which they live. Each week here at New Haven, I have the pleasure to conduct an equine therapy group, with the help of our ranch manager. In these groups, life patterns are often played out right in […]

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The Fulshear Ranch Academy Experience

Being a part of the InnerChange family has allowed us to find out about other treatment programs. Our sister program, Fulshear Ranch Academy, is one program with which we have been able to connect. Fulshear provides a healing journey for young adult women.  This period of life is so critical for their clients. Their age, […]

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Relationship-Based Treatment

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By: Nevin G. Alderman, M.A., LPC – New Haven RTC, Clinical Director Relationship-based treatment is the use of the client-provider relationship to inspire, motivate and facilitate healthy adaptation in the life of a client. Relationship-based treatment is systemic by nature, and considers and utilizes the relational exchange between the client and their environment, social networks, […]

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Dog Therapy

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When I am working with a student or family in therapy, I often try to come up with metaphors to illustrate various concepts. I have found that creating a visual example of a concept is often more easily understood and remembered than simply using words. Most of the metaphors I come up with are not […]

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What to Look for in Adolescent Treatment Programs

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Adolescent treatment programs are not created equal!  Following is a partial list of key features to consider when searching for an adolescent treatment program for your child.  Quality in treatment does exist–be sure that you do your homework and get the very best for your child. FEATURE WHY Single Gender Faster, more effective treatment Best […]

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Residential Treatment Center Aftercare Treatment

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Gender Specific Even young women who have had a successful adolescent treatment experience can be overwhelmed by the transition to college, career, and independence.  Some drop out of college, others fail to launch, and many “boomerang” back to their parents’ care again and again. *All-girls’ aftercare treatment can provide a bridge between adolescent treatment and […]

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Teenage Mental Health Issues

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Misdiagnosed behavioral and emotional issues are common among adolescents and young adults.  Mental health diagnoses are relatively subjective and the data used to make them—behavioral observations in various settings, psychometric assessments, and self-reported symptoms—are often unreliable or incomplete. “Our therapist chalked up Marnie’s dramatic outbursts to normal adolescent acting out.  But they never got better, […]

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